By Shutterup

Robins pincushion

Saw these growing in the hedgerow on my afternoon walk today.  They are so pretty.  

Living up to its name, the Robin's pincushion is a red, round, hairy growth that can be seen on wild roses. It is caused by the larvae of a tiny gall wasp that feeds on the host plant, but causes little damage.

Busy old day today but the sun shone for most of it so that was lovely.  

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